Rory McIlroy wins Canadian Open with scorching final-round 61

Rory McIlroy ran away with the Canadian Open, closing with a 9-under-par 61 on Sunday in Ancaster, Ontario, for a seven-shot victory.

Starting the day in a three-way tie for the lead, McIlroy ended any suspense about who would emerge as the champion with five birdies in his first seven holes, none from longer than 8 feet.

“I think when you play, you get into stretches like this, you do get into some sort of flow. … I definitely got into that a little bit today,” he said.

Shane Lowry and Webb Simpson tied for second at Hamilton Golf and Country Club.

LPGA: Lexi Thompson made a 20-foot putt for an eagle on the 18th hole to complete a late comeback and win the ShopRite LPGA Classic in Galloway, N.J.

Trailing Jeongeun Lee6 by two strokes after the 15th, Thompson finished birdie-par-eagle to finish a round of 4-under 67 and a 54-hole score of 12-under 201.

Lee6 lost her lead with bogeys from holes 13 through 15.

Needing an eagle to force a playoff after reaching the 18th green in two, Lee6 just missed a 45-foot putt to tie and had to settle for a birdie, giving her a 70 and second place at 202.

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